The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Development
Spokesperson


Paris - September 9, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Foreign policy – Inaugural lecture delivered by Laurent Fabius at the École des affaires internationales de Sciences Po (Paris, September 9, 2015)

◢  Africa - Development – Annick Girardin’s participation in the "Africa Beyond 2015" Forum (Berlin, September 9, 2015)

 
Foreign policy – Inaugural lecture delivered by Laurent Fabius at the École des affaires internationales de Sciences Po (Paris, September 9, 2015)

As has been the case every year since he took office, Laurent Fabius will deliver the inaugural lecture at the École des affaires internationales de Sciences Po at 6:00 pm today at the invitation of its dean, former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta.

Laurent Fabius will outline the challenges facing our global diplomatic action and its priorities. He will then respond to questions posed by students from more than 100 countries.

This event is open to the press.



Africa - Development – Annick Girardin’s participation in the "Africa Beyond 2015" Forum (Berlin, September 9, 2015)

Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, will today participate in the "Africa Beyond 2015" Forum.

This annual forum, jointly organized by Germany, the OECD and the African Union, brings together political leaders, economists and researchers to discuss the prospects for growth and development on the African continent. This year, the forum will focus more specifically on demographic issues and the consequences of climate disruption on agriculture. During the forum, Annick Girardin will reaffirm the need to combine the fight against climate disruption and the fight against poverty.

During her visit to Berlin, Annick Girardin will meet with her German counterpart, Gerd Müller, and with Ulrich Schröder, Chairman of the German development bank (KfW).


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